The Women’s Health Activist Newsletter
Menstrual cups have a learning curve, and it takes a fair amount of work to learn not only how to best use them, but also which practices work best for one’s own unique anatomy.
Race is a strong predictor for the development of cervical cancer in the U.S., and Black women, in particular, have disproportionately higher risks for developing the disease.
For me, female empowerment means less about comparing myself to women in the media and more about finding inspiration in the women around me, whether that may be my peers, friends, or even national leaders.
Women’s experiences with PD differ from men’s and may include more non-motor symptoms. Women are more likely to be single or widowed, while men are more likely to rely on a spouse as their primary caregiver. Women can face longer times between symptom onset and diagnosis, and between symptom appearance and visiting a movement disorders specialist.
Today we’re saying #ThxBirthControl to celebrate the ways that birth control gives people the power to plan, space, and prevent pregnancy, empowering them to determine their own reproductive futures. Recognizing the importance of affordable, safe, and effective contraception in women’s lives is even more important in the face of ongoing attacks from the Trump-Pence administration.